The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton

Good Samaritan grants of $10,000 or less are available to support community-based programs that are largely volunteer-driven or programs of nonprofit organizations with annual operating budgets of under $100,000[1]. The programs must be designed to meet the health, education, or social services needs of the poor and underserved.  

The Foundation staff review Good Samaritan requests twice per year. See How To Apply for deadlines.

In general, Good Samaritan grants will not be awarded for:

  • Salaries, stipends, or other forms of compensation
  • Annual events or one-time efforts that have no lasting benefit and no ongoing program or service delivery components
  • The same program for more than four consecutive years, unless the program has begun to receive substantial, ongoing support from other sources

Examples of past Good Samaritan grants:

  • Fairless Alumni Association: $10,000 to provide matching support for the Children’s Meal Program, over two years
  • Warren Township Community Center: $8,532 To Support Monday Lunch Program


[1]  An organization’s budget should be based on sources of income in the previous year with a modest increase.  If the organization is new, then the budget should be based on potential funding sources exclusive of Sisters of Charity Foundation funding.